A hamlet with stone and thatch cottages and a spacious inn at its heart, Canyon Village is a charming, back-to-basics lodge in a colossal reserve adjacent to the Fish River Canyon.
Canyon Village bears an extraordinary likeness to the quaint hamlet scene from Braveheart. Only the weather is better.
The 21 stone and thatch cottages, with obligatory front stoep, are arranged in a semi circle around the main lodge the effect is surreal in its timelessness. The main lodge is an enormous inn-like building with a spacious restaurant decorated with Bondelswart-Nama murals, a coffee shop and a delightful bar set among massive granite boulders.
This rural haven is set inside the Gondwana Canyon Park - a revelation of enterprise and home-brewed charm. The private reserve is twice the size of the Isle of Man and runs along the eastern edge of the length of Fish River Canyon conservation area.
Most of the ingredients for all your meals are produced on a nearby small holding ensuring quality is enhanced by the back-to-basics, honest-to-hearty-goodness pioneering philosophy of the park's custodians.
The three other accommodation options in Gondwana include the pioneer's farmhouse Canyon Lodge, the quirky dilapidated chic of the Canyon Roadhouse and the rustic self-catering stables of Canyon Mountain Camp.
21 en suite cottages, built from local rock and thatch; restaurant; coffee shop; bar; home-grown ingredients; swimming pool
Guided excursions to the Fish River Canyon; scenic flights over the canyon; hiking trails; horse trails; scenic drives; game viewing
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Canyon Roadhouse and Campsite
With bright and cheery rooms around a courtyard, a lively themed bar, and an al fresco terrace, the Canyon Roadhouse is another interesting addition to the portfolio in the private Gondwana Fish River Canyon Park.
Combining a restored farmhouse and 26 avant garde stone and thatch chalets built into the surrounding inselbergs, Canyon Lodge is a charming, relaxing and spectacular lodge on the edge of the Fish River Canyon.
Note: the Vogelstrausskluft Lodge in the Fish River Canyon is closed indefinitely. Here are some alternatives.
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